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The large-signal nonlinear distortions from a directly-modulated single-mode GaAlAs laser diode are closely predicted by using a large-signal equivalent circuit model. Criteria for determining intrinsic parameter values are described. The simulations are done in the time domain and then transformed to the frequency domain by FFT. Second harmonics, two-tone third-order intermodulation, multicarrier intermodulation, and intermodulation due to two arbitrarily separated tones have all been simulated and match well with corresponding measured results.
Date of Publication: Mar 1987